The future in which we are immersed will never cease to amaze us and, in fact, today the news that we are dealing with could mean a revolution in the way in which food is produced. And, it is that, an ecological tractor has just been developed that uses as fuel the cow dung.
Yes, you read it right. This vehicle dedicated to work in the field will be able to work thanks to the manure. It doesn’t have to be him best manureit simply needs to be cow manure so that it works as it should and, therefore, performs all the functions for which it has been designed.
The use of bovine manure is not a whim because cows are one of the most polluting animals that exist. It is not that its existence is polluting, but that the way in which human beings produce meat has meant that these animals account for a considerable percentage of polluting emissions.
Now the tables would change and their waste, manure, can be used so that machinery such as tractors work optimally. This existing tractor has received the name of T7 Methane Power LNG and it is capable of offering the same power and moment of force as a diesel tractor only that it uses manure.
Cow dung as fuel for tractors: this is the future of livestock
It may be that by constantly talking about manure the imagination has flown and it seems that fresh manure is injected into the tank of the tractor so that it can then work. Unfortunately, this is not so. The operation is quite simple on a theoretical level: collect the cow dung, store it in huge tanks and let anaerobic organisms decompose it.
After the fresh manure passes through the digestive systems of these organisms what is obtained is methane gas. This gas is the real fuel that is used to make the tractor work correctly. Methane gas is collected to be later purified and converted into biomethane.
The biomethane obtained after the entire exposed process can be used for absolutely everything and, of course, also for running a tractor. Yes indeed, in the case of the T7 Methane Power LNG tractor, liquefied natural gas is used, which is obtained by liquefying methane obtained from manure and which must be stored in tanks at -162 degrees Celsius.
The information that comes from New Atlas does not talk about converting the best manure being profitable if you have a certain number of cows, but it does make it clear that it can be a necessary and profitable transformation if you have a farm of beef production.
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